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Obama Sending $20 Million for Gaza

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration

Needs Related to Gaza

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the “Act”), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA

Thanks President Barack! Can you now please stop sending aid to Israel who doesn’t need it. Thanks.

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  • 13 Responses for "Obama Sending $20 Million for Gaza"

    1. ranquilityfromwithin February 3rd, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      I personally believe no amount of money will make much of a difference, if this type of offense keeps happening. Sure, $20 million will help the people of Gaza in short run, but the real question is, what is being invested to stop this cycle of destruction?

      Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that we should still donate, but what Gaza and other Palestinian occupied territories need are long term solutions. Because without it we are doing nothing but sending money when x amount of people become indiscriminate targets (mostly out of quilt and moral/ethical reasons).

    2. z February 3rd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

      if you delve a bit, youll find out that this money is not being given to Gaza, but to Fatah, who control the west bank and are close allies with the US and Israel.

    3. MR February 3rd, 2009 at 5:54 pm

      @z – Even if it’s going to the West Bank, what’s wrong with that? Isn’t the West Bank also suffering as well.

    4. Harith February 3rd, 2009 at 6:09 pm

      Dude 20 mill honestly is pathetic but what can we expect.

    5. MR February 3rd, 2009 at 6:10 pm

      @Harith – Yeah it is nothing, but the best part is the Zionists are probably pissed off. In fact, they’d probably be pissed if they got $1.

    6. stranger February 3rd, 2009 at 6:58 pm

      I agree with the first comment. $20 million is good for helping refugees recover from this massive offensive but it’s a step. Something more lasting would be to work for peace between the Palestinians and Israelis, which I’m sure Obama will work for and hopefully make more progress than the previous administrations. However, even a step is good, and this is definitely a step in the right direction, so at least that’s a start.

    7. Pepe February 3rd, 2009 at 9:24 pm

      Any strings attached to it?

    8. Shazan February 3rd, 2009 at 11:22 pm

      so miserly when it comes to Palestine and so generous when it comes to Israel

    9. Muslim in America February 3rd, 2009 at 11:31 pm

      word to that..

    10. genieyclo February 4th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

      @MR: z has got a point. The West Bank is controlled by Fatah, which is extremely corrupt. That measly 20mil will barely trickle down to the people who need it the most. It’s all bullshit.

    11. osman February 5th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

      saudi donates 1 billion and its GDP is a fraction of the US.

      20 million is peanuts for the US, nice gesture but probably has some strings attached.

    12. WHY February 6th, 2009 at 12:09 am

      how come they they did not mention this in the news?

    13. Fouad.Ahmed London February 6th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

      King Abdullah the custodian of the two grand masjids of saudi arabia pledged 400 million dollars out of his own pocket .And 800 million dollars was raised by the public and Private companies in saudi thats what you call money i think. I was also told that Hamas wont be accepting American Money or anything with AIPAC smell on it.

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